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Webinars

Webinars
This year the Purdue Women in Agriculture Team periodically offers free educational webinars as an extension of the Women in Agriculture Conference. Below you will find a list of upcoming webinars and links to recordings of the past webinars. 

2018 Webinars
Thinking Through Your Family Finances
  • A webinar designed to help consumers better understand how they spend their money.  Join Nancy Manual, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator for Purdue Extension in Adams County as she sheds light on goal setting, wants & needs, making wise spending decisions, tracking expenses, and how to devise a spending plan.
  • October 18, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar
Grazing System Design
  • Grazing is more than letting your animals out to pasture.  Learn techniques to set up a sustainable grazing system from fencing to water to maintaining pastures from Elysia Rodgers, Purdue Extension Educator.
  • November 15, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
  • Register here for the webinar

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Recorded Webinars

Buy Sell Agreements
  • Are you worried about transferring your farm or business to the next generation?  One tool you can use to help with this process is a buy sell agreement.  Learn about how to utilize a buy sell agreement through this webinar presented by Nick Held, Purdue Extension Educator and member of the Purdue Succession Planning Team.
  • Link to Recording
Quick & Easy Meals to Take to the Field
  • In today's busy world, it's important for us to prepare fast, nutritious meals that appeal to our families and fit within the family budget.  But delicious, mobile, and appetizing meals don't just happen.  They have to be planned.  Learn how to plan and prepare delicious foods that are easily transported to working farmers with Atina Rozhon, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator in Jennings County.
  • Link to Recording
What Does It Mean To Diversify My Farm?
  • Farm diversification means something differently to every farmer.  You might only produce garlic at a small scale and would like to diversify into other crops or you may be a large corn and soybean commodity grower and would like to think about some other diverse income streams.  The basic concept of producing more than one crop within a growing season or over time is called diversification.  Biophysical, economic, and socio-cultural factors play a part on how a farmer should think about diversification.  Tamara Benjamin, Assistant Program Leader, Diversified Farming and Food Systems with Purdue Extension, explored how these factors impact a grower's ability to diversify and what plans they should put in place to diversify their farm.
  • Link to Recording
Food Preservation: Canning & Drying for Beginners
  • Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round.  This webinar will provide an overview for safetly canning and drying foods including the basics of the necessary equipment, trusted sources for recipes and important food safety information.  During this webinar, Jane Horner, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator with Purdue Extension in Cass County explained ways to preserve your bountiful harvest!
  • Link to Recording
Planting for Pollinators
  • Regardless of whether you are a farmer, a home gardener or suburban resident you share in the responsibility of maintaining the health of our pollinators and in the opportunity to create an environment more favorable to both the pollinators and ourselves.  The careful selection and planting of specific site suitable plant materials on farms, right of ways, in home landscapes that can provide enhanced forage availability to pollinators.  Roy Ballard, Purdue Extension Educator, discussed how to create a pollinator habitat during this webinar.
  • Link to Recording
Herb Gardening
  • If you love to cook, especially with fresh herbs, then you might enjoy a culinary herb garden.  Nothing beats the flavor of freshly picked herbs in soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, pastas, salad and many other dishes.  During this webinar, Gina Anderson, ANR Extension Educator with Purdue Extension in Floyd County explains the steps to creating an amazing herb garden.
  • Link to Recording
Resistant Weed Management
  • ValerieClingerman,Purdue Extension Educator, discussed integrated pest management strategies for the most common resistant weeds found in Indiana. 
  • Link to Recording
Dealing with Family Stress
  • What you've learned from past experiences can help you manage new stresses.  You cannot eliminate stress, but you can make choices about how you will use your resources in new situations.  Learn how to deal with family changes and demands with Alice Smith, Health & Human Sciences Extension Educator with Purdue Extension in Jasper County.
  • Link to Recording
Why are Crop Budgets so Important?
  • Michael Langemeier, Professor within Purdue University Department of Agriculture Economics, discussed corn and soybean crop budgets, and the relative profitability of corn and soybeans. 
  • The 2018 Crop Budgets can be found in the second link below.
  • Link to Recording
  • id166_2018 - january 2018 projections.pdfid166_2018 - january 2018 projections.pdf
When Death Happens - Helping Farm Families Get their Affairs in Order
  • When a family member passes away, it is usually a very difficult time emotionally for family members.  This difficult time can become even more frustrating when heirs begin to settle their loved one's estate if the farm and personal records are in disarray or non-existent.  David Marrison, Ohio State University Extension,  discussed a way for families to prevent the frustration from developing.
  • Link to Recording
What Is It Worth If You Stay on the Farm?
  • John Baker, Iowa State University Beginning Farmer Center, discussed the perennial problem in farm business succession planning; determining the value of the contribution of the in-business heir to the wealth of the owners of the business.  All too often the value of the contribution is either ignored or undervalued.  Thus the in-business heir must purchase the value of the wealth created and left in the estate.  This often leads to failure of the business and alienation of the family.
  • Link to Recording
Indiana Grown
  • Suzi Spahr, Program Manager - Indiana Grown, discussed how the Indiana Grown program has helped market and promote Hoosier produce and products throughout the state.
  • Link to Recording
Agronomic Plant Pathology 101: Identifying Disease in the Field
  • Britt Reese, Purdue Extension Educator - ANR in Clinton Co. discussed how to diagnosis common diseases in corn.
  • Link to Recording